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11-02-2010, 12:08 PM #1
do these work?
i'm thinking bout buying these but i dont wanna waste money on crap. has anyone used these and can give me some help with them?
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11-02-2010, 12:11 PM #2
I couldn't said if they work or not......but I would check your local and state laws first before buying.
Edit: In small print it said,*Installing smoked tint overlay cover on vehicles primary lighting may not be legal for street use. Please consult all state laws before applying to any lens.*
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11-02-2010, 12:33 PM #3
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Yeah I couldn't tell you either. I'd like to hear what you think if you try them out though!
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11-02-2010, 12:41 PM #4
If its just a stick on headlight tint then it should work, but you might get some reduced visibility from your headlights. That, and you might attract more attention from the local 5-0, I only say that cuz one of my friends had tint like this on his headlights and he took the tint off after a week due to getting pulled over so much.04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light
11-02-2010, 12:51 PM #5
I don't know about how well they work/don't work but I've seen them on at least one other truck before. I was surprised they were legal and didn't diminish his light output too much.
11-02-2010, 01:28 PM #6
They are illegal here and i like how they look but i don't need the hassle of getting pulled over and spending my hard earned money on a ticket.[/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"
11-02-2010, 01:54 PM #7
I don't understand why people want to do this to their vehicles. I guess to achieve the "fully blacked out" look, but at what cost? The lights on your vehicle serve more than one purpose. Yeah, they allow you to see at night, but they also allow others to see you. Have you ever pulled out in front of someone in inclement weather, or at dawn or twilight? Someone you never saw because they're vehicle completely blended in with the road and the background and their lights were off? I have. Lots of people drive with their lights off early in the morning because they can see, not realizing how hard it is to see them in the low light. DRL help to resolve this somewhat, but many want to disable them also. I always drive with lights on, be it DRL or headlamps, regardless of the conditions outside. The better the chance of other drivers seeing you, the less chance of being involved in an accident.
I understand these things don't completely block out your headlights/tail lights, but I do know they can reduce the ouptut by a big amount. I used to work with a guy who had his blacked out all around, and at night you didn't know his tail lights were on and the brake lights were very dim. His headlights were also very diminished. I don't know if these things come in varying degrees (like tint), but I'm pretty sure his were not legal. I am very sure his were not safe, and wouldn't want them on my vehicle. Just something to consider.
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11-02-2010, 03:00 PM #8
Since you guys are on the legal issues of these things (which I agree with btw). There is also quite possibly an insurance ramification here too. If an accident occurs and the police determine that your diminished lights were the cause or partially to blame. Your insurance company might have a serious issue with you. As in trying to get out of paying or dropping you.
All that said the blacked out look is cool. As long as you can do it safely.
The last ones I saw worked. They hid the headlights nicely. For daytime driving they were cool. At night they killed the headlight output. Very dangerous. They were attached with Velcro and were removable. Problem is the owner was too lazy to take them off at night.2006 Chevy Silverado, 5.3L, Z71, Extended Cab. Tow Mule.
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11-02-2010, 03:25 PM #9
I think these are stupid. Why don't you just drive at night without your headlights on?2000 Silverado 5.3L Z71 4x4: K&N air filter, Procomp 16x8 rims, 285/70R16 Toyo AT2s, Kenwood head unit, Alpine 500.1 amp, 12" kicker, Infinity 5.25" speakers, Bilstein HD shocks, EBC GD Sport dimple & slotted front rotors w. EBC green stuff pads, Brembo slotted rear rotors & HIDs.
11-02-2010, 03:29 PM #10
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My suggestion is buy a new headlight unit that is black. That way you still have the clear lens but get the black headlight effect.
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